In case you haven't noticed, I've been gone from these intertubes for a couple of weeks. Part of that is due to the fact that my computer went down and needed to be fixed. That means that not only do I have to reload all my software, I have to reset all my bookmarks as well.
My computer being down meant that I had ti *gasp* rely on the corporate media for all my news, which meant that for those few days, I was completely out of touch with the perceived reality we are fed on a daily basis. I was able to catch up on my reading, having invested my 'stimulus' check in Greg Palast's Armed Madhouse, which has pointed me in the direction of the futility of a system that is so corrupt, even the opposition has given up hope of fighting against it.
I did take the kids to see The Dark Knight today. It is a better movie than the current record holder Hancock looked, and if it doesn't have a better opening weekend than Hancock, it's only because the opening weekend for the Wil Smith vehicle was more like five days.
And let me tell you what a great movie The Dark Knight is. Christopher Nolan, one of my favorite film makers (see The Prestige, Memento, Insomnia, or Batman Begins to see what I mean) has done it again. While most movies (such as Hancock rely on star power while skimping in the script department, this one has it all. I won't reveal any plot, but being not too familiar with Heath Ledger as an actor, his Joker is by and large the best one yet, made me forget the abomination that Nicholson dude did in the Tim Burton's Batman, and even topped Mark Hamill's Joker from Batman:The Animated Series.
So, anyway, the hiatus is over, and I should be back to pissing and moaning in no time, so look out Phil Gramm!!